Section of Highway 53 reopens - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Section of Highway 53 reopens

The structure fire closed a portion of Highway 53 for more than an hour. The structure fire closed a portion of Highway 53 for more than an hour.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Multiple firefighting crews responded to a fire off of Highway 53 Sunday that closed down a portion of the highway for more than an hour.

Authorities reported a 2nd alarm fire at 3136 Highway 53 around 7:50 a.m. Sunday.

One witness sent in pictures of the area near P & T Welding and Trailer Sales, where smoke was visibly filling the sky. Captain Frank McKenzie of Huntsville Fire & Rescue said he believes the building is a part of that business.

Captain McKenzie said the fire was mostly in the rear of the building and everyone was able to get out. There is no confirmed cause yet.

Around 10 a.m., Huntsville police said Highway 53 between Dan Tibbs Road and Blake Bottom Road had to be closed due to the structure fire. Police said the stretch of highway was reopened around 11:15 a.m.

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